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@Rochester — Nov. 15, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Ithaca Sculptor's Work Installed at MAG
  • Yellowjackets Concert Kicks Off Performing Arts Series
  • Volunteers Needed for Lego Tournament
  • Richard Niemi Offers Views on Voting Trends
  • Bull-Riding Event for Breast Cancer Program
  • Event Highlight: Art Exhibit Naturally
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Soccer, Football, Cross Country, Field Hockey
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Pichichero's Research on 'Superbug' Cited; Alfred Mann Celebrated
  • In Higher Ed: Foreign-Language Classes Rise

News and Announcements

Ithaca Sculptor's Work Installed at MAG
Bestplacestowork207Passersby can see a new addition to the Memorial Art Gallery's sculpture collection—a work in bronze by Todd McGrain that memorializes the now extinct Passenger Pigeon. The sculpture is part of the artist's "Lost Birds" series, which immortalizes five North American birds driven to extinction: the Passenger Pigeon, the Carolina Parakeet, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, and the Heath Hen.   

Yellowjackets Concert Kicks Off Performing Arts Series
A performance by the a cappella group the Yellowjackets on Friday, Nov. 16, at 4:15 p.m. marks the first event in a performing arts series sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Upcoming performances will be held on occasional Fridays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. in the Goergen Hall Munnerlyn Atrium, including a Dec. 14 concert by guitarist, composer, and singer Kinloch Nelson. All faculty, staff, and students are invited.   

Volunteers Needed for Lego Tournament
Faculty, staff, and student volunteers are needed for the Dec. 9 Finger Lakes First Lego League Tournament. Thirty-six teams of middle school student will compete with Lego robots in the Palestra from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers perform tasks such as guiding teams, checking in participants, and assisting with set-up and tear-down. Morning, afternoon, or all-day shifts are available. Lunch and t-shirts provided. Register online.  

Richard Niemi Offers Views on Voting Trends
Earlier this month Professor Richard Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science, celebrated his 40th anniversary at the University with a weekend-long conference in his honor. As an expert on voting behavior, Niemi says the past four decades have been an interesting period as a political scientist and as an American.   Read more...

Bull-Riding Event for Breast Cancer Program
WBEE 93.3 FM and Daisy Dukes are teaming up to support breast cancer care and research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center by hosting "Billy Kidd's Babes and Bull-Riding Breast Cancer Benefit" Friday, Nov. 16.   Read more...


Nov. 15
Naturally: Looking at Looking at Nature: Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Through Nov. 16  

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Sports Buzz

Basketball : The men's and women's teams open their seasons this weekend in the Chuck Resler Tournament.
Nov. 16. Women's Basketball vs. Mt. St. Vincent. Palestra. 6 p.m.
Nov. 16. Men's Basketball vs. SUNY New Paltz. Palestra. 8 p.m.

Soccer: On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., men's soccer, ranked fifth in the coaches' poll, takes on fourth-ranked Messiah College in the second game of a doubleheader. Messiah College hosts. The men's and women's soccer teams each had seven players named All-UAA.

Football: The Yellowjackets have been selected for the ECAC Northwest Bowl for the second straight year. Rochester will take on Alfred at noon on Saturday in an away game.

Cross Country: Kellie Hasselwander '08 will run for the women's cross country team at the NCAA Division III Championships hosted by St. Olaf College in Minnesota on Saturday.

Field Hockey: Four field hockey players earned All-Liberty League honors .

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Rochester in the News

Journal of the American Medical Association (Nov. 14)
"Benefits of Newer Vaccines Lauded"
An article on the benefits of new vaccines cites a study by Michael Pichichero, professor of microbiology, immunology, and pediatrics, which shows that the success of one vaccine has been accompanied by the emergence of a "superbug" not covered by the inocuation.    Read more...

Demcorat and Chronicle (Nov. 14)
"Musician, Mentor, Friend"
The life and work of Alfred Mann, late Eastman professor and world-renowned scholar on Baroque choral music, will be celebrated by colleagues and friends during a four-day mini-festival beginning Nov. 15.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 14)
"Enrollments in Foreign-Language Classes Continue to Rise, MLA Survey Finds"
"Enrollments in foreign-language classes at American colleges and universities have jumped 13 percent since 2002, with Arabic and Chinese showing the most dramatic increases, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Modern Language Association."   Read more...

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